- Melvin Sheppard (USA) 4:03.4 (olympic record)
- Harold Wilson (GBR) 4:03.6
- Norman Hallows (GBR) 4:04.0
Britain becomes the first host nation to increase their medal total at the next Olympics and the first country to increase their medal total at five consecutive Olympics.
Farah Matches Viren With Double Double/Centrowitz Becomes America’s First 1500 Champion Since London 1908/Team GB Sporting Superpower!
Only Mo Farah and Lasse Viren (1972/1976) have done the 5000/10000 metres double twice.
The first American 1500 metres champion was Melvin Sheppard at the 1908 London Olympics, in an Olympic record 4:03.4, beating Britain’s Harold Wilson. Wilson had broken the World record at the British Olympic Trials in 3:59.8, doing the world’s first sub four-minute metric mile.
Medals Keep Rolling In For Team GB As Britain Heads For Its Best Ever Olympics/Bolt Equals Lewis Nine Gold
Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis & Usain Bolt.